Alan Pardew talked with the local Newcastle press this afternoon, and of course he talked about the game coming up on Saturday at Cardiff, and also the match last Monday against Everton, when we were hopeless with no fight in the first half, and we looked a good side with loads of spirit in the second half – so go figure that one out.
Mike Ashley with Joe Kinnear picking his nose on Monday night
But Alan has said his Newcastle team must be consistent and play well over the full 90 minutes and that will be the emphasis on Saturday.
And Alan revealed he had asked for a meeting with Mike Ashley and Joe Kinnear after the disastrous game at Everton, and two successive league defeats.
This is some of what Alan Pardew said this afternoon:
“It was important to go and see the owner after a game like that, and see we know where we are coming from.” “We had a good meeting after with me, Mike and Joe.”
“Just to make sure we know exactly what is going on, on the pitch and in terms of the result.” “There was nothing untoward.”
Nevertheless there is now significant pressure on Alan and the players to get a decent result, and hopefully it will be a win at Cardiff City on Saturday, otherwise we’ll have to stew in another poor result for two weeks during the International break.
And then we have Liverpool at home in the next league game – now let’s think how did we do in the corresponding game last season?
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